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How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 5

Welcome to the final episode of How to Fake Playing Piano, our video series on learning piano without getting bored. Previously, composer and pianist Jason Oberholtzer taught you about octaves and fifths, notes, chords and keys, and making your own music. Today he’ll show you how to explore almost any kind of music on…

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 4

Previously on How to Fake Playing Piano, composer and musician Jason Oberholtzer taught you all the building blocks: what to do with your left hand, what to do with your right hand, and how chords work. Today he puts it all together. In the video above, Jason shows you how to noodle around on a piano and sound good,…

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 3 How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 3

Update 2/2/18: While we fix the embedded video above, watch this video on YouTube.

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 2

Welcome to lesson 2 of How to Fake Playing Piano, a piano-lesson series that skips the “Hot Cross Buns” and teaches you how to bang around on a keyboard as if you know what you’re doing. Yesterday, composer Jason Oberholtzer taught me how to play octaves and fifths with my left hand. Today, he teaches how to play in…

How to Fake Playing Piano: Lesson 1

Imagine someone just starting to learn the piano. What does it sound like? Hot Cross Buns? Mary Had a Little Lamb? I sat down with composer Jason Oberholtzer for a fun piano lesson that concentrates on discovering new sounds and playing by ear, rather than learning specific songs or reading sheet music. It won’t get…

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